Feb 27, 2019 National
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  REVIEW Macbeth National Theatre at Mayflower Aaah… Macbeth must be back on the English Literature curriculum then, for so it was that the Mayflower was packed with schoolchildren and students to watch this. I have loved this play since being introduced to it at school in 1976. My teacher was well into taking us […]

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Feb 21, 2019 Swan
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  Review Matthew Bourne Swan Lake, Mayflower Let’s begin, if I may, at the end. A packed Mayflower auditorium and a standing ovation impeccably observed by it seemed everyone in the house. As I looked round, it was sustained, warm and universal. What had preceded this ovation was two hours’ joy for everyone in the […]

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Feb 12, 2019 Full Monty
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  Review – The Full Monty David Cradduck goes in search of that ‘Hot Stuff’ at the Mayflower… I got it wrong: I was convinced, until I was in my seat, that I had come to see a musical. So I was more than a little relieved to find that, far from messing around with […]

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Feb 06, 2019 Train
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  REVIEW ‘The Girl on The Train’ – Mayflower Theatre, 5th February 2019 If you have to catch a train this week, make sure it’s the one this girl is on. And if you like dark, mysterious yarns based on best-selling novels, you’re going to love this one. Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller of the same name […]

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Jan 09, 2019 Calendar Girls
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  REVIEW Calendar Girls, the Musical – Mayflower Review: Beccy Conway Images: Matt Crockett The tale of the Calendar Girls of the Women’s Institute has been in the public eye since 1999, when eleven ladies from the Rylstone & District WI in Yorkshire set about producing an ‘alternative calendar’ in aid of the Leukaemia Research Fund, […]

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Dec 19, 2018 Mayflower
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  The Mayflower doesn’t do pantomime by halves, and this year’s show, Dick Whittington, is no exception. And this is the big London Palladium production. Big names in a big, big production, ticking all the right boxes. You can’t get much bigger! Many people had already tweeted about how they had been hooting with laughter […]

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Nov 22, 2018 La traviata
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  Review: La traviata- Welsh National Opera / Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru – Mayflower The Welsh National Opera never do anything by halves. Right from the off, the stage was full of people – more than 40 all at once enjoying a party. I felt so involved I wanted to go down and join in! If […]

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Oct 09, 2018 Wicked
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REVIEW: Wicked, Mayflower The wicked witch is dead … or is she – either wicked or dead? Helena Gomm tries to find out…! A political leader who is all self-inflated pomp but no substance, who lacks any kind of moral compass, who disseminates fake news and bases his policies on anything that will increase his […]

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Sep 26, 2018 Mayflower
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  New colour scheme for Grade II theatre’s 90th Anniversary Ta-dah! The Mayflower has revealed its new look after 11 weeks of work… and there’s not an inch of green in sight! Wowsers. Here it is then… the result of 11 weeks of hard work in a £7.5m makeover for the Mayflower. We’ll say it […]

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May 18, 2018 War Horse
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  REVIEW: War Horse by the National Theatre at the Mayflower Nobody in this show needs a reviewer like me to tell them how good War Horse is. Ten years should more than adequately have done that already. This is the second UK tour which carries through until 2019. It’s apt that we’re seeing it […]

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